The appreciation of parents is always very warming, so we would like to thank anybody who gives us feedback.
Thanks from us
Alfresco has been a haven for my two children since they were babies.
The outdoor environment has been wonderful. The food and the ethos are
Our children have learnt so much (and are still learning) and it has
made them the independent, calm, social, and inquisitive little people
that they are.
As they have grown, there have been new opportunities for them to have
fun and develop new skills.
They have the freedom to be creative and imaginative. They work on their
interpersonal skills without the crutch of electronic devices (ahh,
bliss). It's nice to see people actually talking and using eye contact.
Their chess skills are also miraculously honing.
It's a place where risk-taking and judgment decisions are permitted.
There's never bad weather; just wrong clothes. The word "no" is avoided
and learning from peers is encouraged.
Unnecessary intervention in play doesn't occur and children are allowed
to learn without too much adult interruption and excessive control.
Most importantly they feel safe, genuinely loved and cared for. It's a
place for them to relax after school and to unwind and they see it as
their second home. Some of the staff are an extension of the family
Lovely venue and great staff. Our toddler and after schooler love playing outside all the time in the forest and on the field. Send them in rough clothes, though, as they often get quite muddy!
My girls have loved attending Alfresco pre school and now after school club. They spend most of the time outside in the forest and thoroughly enjoy that. We are also impressed with the home cooked healthy food, lots of which is grown in the vegetable patch. The staff are kind and nurturing, would highly recommend.